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The Order To Boyle A Brawne


This is an excerpt from The Good Housewife's Jewell
(England, 1596)
The original source can be found at MedievalCookery.com

The order to boyle a Brawne. Take your Brawne, and when ye haue cut him out, lay him in faire water foure and twenty houres, and shifte it foure or fiue times, and scrape and binde vp those that you shall think good, with Hempe, bind one handfull of greene Willowes together, and laye them in the bottome of the panne, and then put in your Brawne, and skimme it very cleane, and let it boyle but softlye, and it must be so tender, that you may put a straw through it, and when it is boyled enough, let it stand and rowle in the panne, and when you take it vp, let it lye in Trayes one howre or two, and then make sowsing drinke with Ale and water, and salte, and you must make it verye strong, and so let it lye a weeke before you spende it.

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